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David Wark Griffith

Birth of a Nation

Edition 1986
195' - 1915 - War, Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: David Wark Griffith With: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall
Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

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David Wark Griffith


Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall


David Wark Griffith, Frank E. Woods

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan" (Thomas Dixon Jr.)



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